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T o w n o f R e a d f i e l d : w w w . r e a d f i e l d m a i n e . o r g

Readfield Messenger

Readfield Roads Posted to Limit Heavy Loads

All roads in the Town of Readfield have been posted with spring weight limits. Travel on posted roads by overweight vehicles is only permitted when the road is solidly frozen, or by special permit from the Road Com-missioner. The Road Commissioner may be contacted in the office at 685-4939 or by cell phone at 242-5437. Thank you for respecting the posted weight limits and maintaining the integrity of our road network.

Bonding & Funding details 2

Select Board Corner 3

Tax Club Info 4

Trails Committee 10

Library 11

Historical Society 18

Calendar 19

INSIDE THIS ISSUE:

June 2019

Voting Information for Town Meeting:

TOWN MEETING SECRET BALLOT VOTING DAY IS

JUNE 11, 2019

LOCATION IS 2ND FLOOR OF TOWN OFFICE

POLLS ARE OPEN 8 AM—8 PM

YOU MAY REGISTER TO VOTE AT THE POLLS;

PROOF OF RESIDENCY REQUIRED

ABSENTEE BALLOTS AVAILABLE UNTIL THURSDAY,

6/6, 7:30 AM—3:30 PM (TOWN OFFICE IS OPEN FOR

ABSENTEE BALLOTS & VOTER REGISTRATIONS

ONLY ON 6/6)

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Town Office Hours

(207) 685-4939 Monday & Tuesday 8:30am—4:30pm

Wednesday 12-6:00pm Friday 7:30am—3:30pm

Code Officer Hours

(207) 685-3290 Tuesday 8:30am—1:30pm

Wednesday 12-6:00pm

Thursday (by appointment only) 8:30am—1:30pm

Assessor Hours

(207) 685-4939 First and Third Fridays of each month

(appointments recommended)

Select Board Corner

Staff Contact Information:

Town Manager, Eric Dyer: manager@readfieldmaine.org

Finance Officer, Teresa Shaw: finance@readfieldmaine.org

Town Clerk, Deborah Nichols: clerk@readfieldmaine.org

Code Officer, Gary Quintal: ceo@readfieldmaine.org

Front Desk Clerk, Kristin Parks: info@readfieldmaine.org

Animal Control/Maintenance, Anna Carll: maintenance1@readfieldmaine.org Sexton, Ben Rodriguez:

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All property taxes are due by June 30, 2019. Because this is a Sunday, the last

day to pay at town hall is Friday, June 28th. You may also mail in your

pay-ment as long as it is postmarked by 6/30/19.

If you are in tax club, the last payment is due no later than June 30th.

If you would like to sign up for tax club for the upcoming year, all taxes must be

paid in full.

Tax club is a twelve-payment plan from July to June. A coupon booklet will be

provided.

Interest is not charged unless more than 60 days have lapsed between

pay-ments.

Advance payments are accepted.

FMI, contact the office staff at 685-4939.

VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION

IS ON JUNE 29TH!

Join us as we recognize the

hard work of our volunteers

and the contribution they make to our community!

More information will be posted to the Town

web-site as we finalize plans to honor our Spirit of

America Award Recipients.

STAY INFORMED AND UP-TO-DATE WITH TOWN HAPPENINGS!

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Beach events will be happening this summer

Beach events will be happening this summer

Beach events will be happening this summer

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AGE FRIENDLY READFIELD continued

We are currently working on some new

initiatives. Stay tuned!

Readfield Cemeteries ready for Spring clean-up

The Readfield Sexton has started spring clean-up and is asking for your help. If you have a loved one at one of the cemeteries and have left items through the winter on their lot please go by and pick-up any items you would like to keep. The Sexton may throw out any items that are faded, worn or not seasonally appropriate. If you have any questions or would like to make special ac-commodations related to the removal of personal items please contact the Sexton at (207) 685-1812 or (207) 557-2790 or sexton@readfieldmaine.org.

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Readfield Community Library

Readfield Solid Waste and

Recycling Committee

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REVENUE & EXPENSE SUMMARIES

Worship with us every

Sunday 10:00 a.m.

Nursery provided.

Everyone is Welcome

to join us.

Come as you are.

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Mount Vernon Food Bank

Mount Vernon Food Bank

People in Readfield who find they are in need at any time during the year do not have to go hungry. The Mt. Vernon Food Bank, located at the First Baptist Church in Mt. Vernon, serves the people of Readfield in addition to Vienna, Fayette and Mt. Vernon. It is open every Saturday morning from 9:30am to 11:30am and is supported by the schools, churches and individuals from the area.

Those who are not in need of the food service can become supporters of the Food Bank with tax-deductible checks made payable to the Mt. Vernon Food Bank.

If you are in need of help during off hours, please call: Betty White at 480-1525 or Helen Wilkey at 293-2351.

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Rec sports update:

Baseball, softball and T-ball seasons are in full swing! Stop over to Keene Memorial field

on Church Rd or Readfield Elementary on South Rd during the week and on Saturdays

when you see a game going!! Cheer on our local teams. We have fielded teams at all

lev-els with other towns combining at some levlev-els to get the numbers and allow everyone to

play! We appreciate DR Designs in Manchester making us look good with our uniforms

as well!

Fall Soccer sign ups will go home at the end of the school year in your child's

back-pack. We will announce here and on the Readfield Recreation Facebook page when

those sign ups need to be handed in. Other Summer Activities with Rec are in the

plan-ning stages!! Stay tuned and definitely find us on Facebook if you want to always know

what is going on!!

https://www.facebook.com/Readfield-Recreation-Association-185144541587435/

Readfield Recreation Association

Maranacook Senior Café

Upcoming events:

• Jun 6: Feldenkreis (Gentle chair exer-cises) class

• Jun 13: Making wall hangings out of family heirlooms

The Senior Cafe get-togethers are for seniors, retirees or anyone 50 and over. Coffee, tea and muffins are pro-vided. The center has special presenta-tions, discussions, learning activities, socializing, games and crafts. For questions related to the Senior Café, please contact Steve Vose, Adult and Community Education Director, RSU # 38 Maranacook Adult & Community Ed-ucation, Phone (207) 685-4923 ext. 1009.

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THE UNION MEETING HOUSE

On the National Register of Historic Places since 1982

Date Artist About

6/4 Greg Bordman Fiddler and other strings

6/18 Caroline Cotter Sweet, serene, sophisticated

6/22

* Bernd Heinrich

World renowned naturalist 7/2 Troy Youngblood Not to be missed

blues and folk roots music 7/16 The Gawlers Fiddlers and folk

singers 7/30 Open Mic Local Musicians 8/13 Capital City

Im-prov

Our own Dennis Price in a musical revue

8/23 Members’ Night Join us

MEET ME AT THE MEETING HOUSE

Every other Tuesday (and then some) all summer long from 6-8 pm

22 Church Road Readfield, ME

Don’t forget the Strawberry Festival on 7/6 and Heritage Days on 8/10 with historical characters in costume in the Meeting House

and featuring Dave Mallett in the evening. *This is a Saturday event.

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READFIELD HISTORICAL SOCIETY

PHOTO CAPTION: Four men who served as Governors of Maine called Readfield their home. Dr. John Hub-bard (1850-1853); Jonathan Huntoon (1832-1834); and brothers Anson P. Morrill (1855-1856) and Lot M. Morrill (1858-1861). Hubbard is the only one who was born in Readfield and Huntoon is the only one buried here, in Readfield Corner Cemetery.

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June 2019

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Fri

Sat

1 Firefighter’s Breakfast 7-9 AM 2 2 PM Heritage Days Committee 3 4 5 6:30 Library Board 6

Last day to Ab-sentee vote / Clerks office open 7:30 AM— 3:30 PM 7 Assessor in 8 9 10 6:30 Select Brd. 6-7:30 PM School Community Mtg @ MCS Cafeteria 11 Town Meeting Vote @ Gile Hall 8 AM—8 PM 6:30 PM Conser-vation Comm 12 9 AM Age Friendly 6:30 Planning Board 13 6 PM Road Committee 14 15 16 17 6 PM Heritage Days Committee 18 19 1 PM Cemetery Comm 20 6 PM Union Meeting House 21 Assessor in 22 23 24 6:30 Select Brd. 25 Messenger Articles due 6:30 Trails 26 6:30 Planning Board 27 28 Taxes due if paying in office 29 Volunteer Appreciation 30 Taxes due Postmark date

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8 Old Kents Hill Road Readfield ME 04355 Town of Readfield Phone: 207-685-4939 Fax: 207-685-3420 www.readfieldmaine.org

SELECT BOARD CONTACT INFO

Bourgoine, Bruce: Phone: (207) 624-1977 (Chair)

E-Mail: bbourgoine@readfieldmaine.org

Parent, John: Phone: (207) 242-7420

E-Mail: jparent@readfieldmaine.org

Price, Dennis: Phone: (207) 577-4919

E-Mail: dprice@readfieldmaine.org

Sammons, Christine: Phone: (412) 779-4368

(Vice Chair) E-Mail: csammons@readfieldmaine.org

Woodsum, Kathryn Mills: Phone: (207) 685-9094

E-Mail: kwoodsum@readfieldmaine.org

It's that time of year again where there will be terms expiring on all

com-mittees and boards. The process is now open for people who may want to

join a board or committee to put your applications in. If you are interested

in a certain committee contact the office and submit an application. In

addi-tion to terms expiring we also have the following openings:

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